Victoria magazine, being whisked away to some enchanted place
Posted at 6:33 am by 1909ventilo, on December 28, 2015
The process of moving is daunting, the packing, cleaning, organizing, it’s such a big job! I guess i would be considered somewhat of a collector/hoarder. I read one of the top 10 things to do for simplifying is Purging papers/magazines. Purging magazines would mean Parting with my beloved Victoria magazines. I started collecting Victoria 27 years ago, they’re such a part of my life. I refer to them frequently for inspiration, images are forever imprinted in my mind. Just by reading I’ve visited faraway places like England. Every evening I poured over them, studying the blue and white vignettes, reading about the artists and poets, their hopes and dreams, and beloved gardens and homes. Amazing stories from like-minded souls. I’m always assured of opening a Victoria and being whisked away to some enchanted place, with dreamy clothes. I am close to having every single copy, back to October 1988. Victoria named “Bliss” only reminds me of pleasant thoughts, no other magazine could ever compete! xo
The very first October issue of Victoria debuted in 1988.
I love old things! I’ve been collecting Vintage and antiques since I was practically a kid! I love researching the Edwardian era. … I am so… sentimental and concerned with things of the past…my family and friends cease to talk to me at times. I love period movies: Horseman on the Roof, Wuthering Heights, The Woodlanders, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Bleak house, and John Adams. My favorite actress is Juliette Binoche, in the movie Chocolat. I know it’s just a movie but, I feel if people would act that kind the world would be a better place to live.
I am on a constant mission to discover treasures; I love one-of-a-kind items, no one else has. Because I buy too much, occasionally I sell my items; Vintage prom, purses, antiques and incredible Edwardian jewelry. Originally I started this blog for myself, my little space to keep all my research notes, price realized and my photo creations. It seems there is more to this blog now, hopefully you can feel my love for the past.
Have a lovely day! Love